August 9, 2016

How to get a diagnosis

My wife is having problems with her memory, frequently repeats herself, and has lost weight. I believe she has dementia but how do I get a diagnosis to confirm ...

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August 9, 2016

Memory service

My husband has been referred by his GP to a memory service to find out whether he has dementia or not. What is a memory service and what happens when you are ...

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August 9, 2016

What to do post diagnosis

My Dad has just been diagnosed with vascular dementia. What can I do to give him and my Mum the help and support that they will need? Following your Dad’s ...

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August 9, 2016

Referral and diagnosis issues

I’m convinced my father has dementia. I accompanied him to a GP appointment to discuss the symptoms he is experiencing like forgetfulness, memory loss, mood ...

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August 9, 2016

Telling people

My mum has just received a diagnosis of dementia. How do we tell family and friends? Should we be talking to Mum about her diagnosis or will it upset her? Your ...

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August 9, 2016

Being ‘in it’ together

How do I get my relative who has dementia to agree with what I know will be good for them (e.g. going to the day centre)? Try to introduce things gradually and...

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August 9, 2016

Accepting help at home

My mother has recently been assessed by social services for help at home. She is ‘self-funding’. We have been sent some information but I really don’t ...

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